Lady Lions host Special Olympics clinic on Saturday

University Park, Pa. — The Penn State Lady Lions will host a basketball clinic for approximately 30 Special Olympic athletes from Centre and Blair Countries on Saturday at the Bryce Jordan Center. The participants will be invited to watch the end of the Lady Lions' practice and will then partake in a clinic from 2-3:30 p.m.

The Special Olympic athletes and coaches will participate in various drills and activities and coaches will have an opportunity to learn additional coaching techniques. All clinic participants are also invited to be a guest of Lady Lion head coach Coquese Washington's for Sunday's Penn State women's basketball game against Indiana at noon.

The Lady Lions also took some time during their bye date to visit Houserville Elementary School on Thursday morning, continuing their relationship with the school. The team spoke at a school-wide assembly about the importance of listening, following directions and working as a team. The Lady Lions also officiated several relay races for the third, fourth and fifth graders. The Lady Lions will volunteer at the school throughout the spring semester by reading books in the library, assisting with art projects and various other activities.

The Lady Lions have a long history of community service and have won the "small squad" CHAMPS Cup each of the award's four years of existence. The CHAMPS Cup is awarded annually to the small squad (20 or fewer members) and large squad (20 or more members) that participate in the most community service hours.

The Lady Lions return to the Bryce Jordan Center on Sunday, Jan. 10 against Indiana at noon. The Subway Full Court Four-Pack is available for the Indiana game. The deal includes four game tickets, four sodas and four vouchers for a 6" Subway sub at any State College location (BJC excluded) for just $40. Single-game tickets can be purchased by calling the Penn State ticket office at 814-865-5555.

The 2010 WBCA Pink Zone at Penn State will take place on Sunday, Jan. 24 at 1 p.m., as the Lady Lions take on Illinois in the Bryce Jordan Center. The game can be seen on The first three Pink Zone events have raised more than $80,000 for breast cancer awareness. This year's fundraising efforts will benefit the Mount Nittany Medical Center, Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute, Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition and the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund. For more information on the Pink Zone at Penn State, visit the official Pink Zone website at

The Lady Lions hold several camps throughout the summer. There is a Lady Lion Basketball Camp available for girls of all ages, ranging from shooting camp to elite camp. The 2010 Lady Lion Basketball Camp schedule is as follows: Shooting Camp (June 13-15), Elite Camp (June 20-22), Skills Camp (June 20-23), Total Package Camp (June 24-26) and Games Galore Team Camp (Aug. 6-8). For more information, visit and click on Lady Lion Basketball Camp.

The Lady Lions are on Twitter. Follow head coach Coquese Washington (@psucoachquese), sports information contact Kris Petersen (@ladylionsid) and the Lady Lions and assistant coaches (@pennstatewbb) to get the inside scoop. The Lady Lions are also on Facebook. Search Lady Lion Basketball and become a fan.

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Last Updated November 18, 2010